Re-living first year - the first weeks

Colclough, Gillian and Kimmins, Lindy and Harmes, Marcus and Henderson, Lindsay (2011) Re-living first year - the first weeks. In: 14th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2011), 28 Jun-1 Jul 2011, Fremantle, Western Australia.

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Abstract

Using data from a survey and interviews with First Year students in their first weeks, we developed a workshop that confronted lecturers with a similar range of new or different terms, concepts, technologies and practices. Bearing in mind also that some students may be conversing in their second or third language, while others are adjusting to a new social and geographic location, our workshop helps lecturers to recall important first year student experiences. It also offers strategies through which lecturers can help students adjust to their new intellectual, social and physical environment. Our FYHE Conference presentation shows the motivation for our workshop, and the professional development benefits of delivering it across discipline and faculty.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Other)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit. 1. Dr Harmes & Dr Henderson are lecturers at Open Access College. 2. The paper is a 'Nuts and Bolts' Presentation
Depositing User: Dr Gillian Colclough
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 05:19
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: first year in higher education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19265

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